Highlights from BYU colleges


College of Humanities

Emily Schaffer was named an International Student Peace Ambassador for North and South Korea. (Emily Schaffer)

Emily Schaffer, an Asian Studies major and student in the BYU/Kyung Hee University direct enrollment program, participated in the peace festival held in Seoul, South Korea on May 12. Schaffer was named an International Student Peace Ambassador for North and South Korea, a significant honor. The International Peace Ambassadors is a program created by the Global Peace Foundation and the Korean International Student Services Association to provide students the opportunity to explore the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which marks the border of North and South Korea.

College of Fine Arts and Communications

For more than a century, BYU Theatre has amazed the community by their inspiring productions, and is pleased to announce the show schedule for the 2018-19 season. (BYU)

Under the direction of director Megan Sanborn Jones and composer Frank Wildhorn, BYU Theatre announces a new version of Wildhorn’s Broadway musical, Wonderland. BYU Theatre also announces other productions in a show schedule for the 2018-2019 season. The upcoming set appeals to all audiences, featuring mystery, historical fiction, fantasy and family friendly.

Season tickets are now on sale or individual tickets are available four to six weeks before the performance.

College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

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Jani Radebaugh is a BYU professor and planetary scientist. (Jaron Wilkey/BYU Photo)

BYU geology professor Jani Radebaugh revealed discoveries about Pluto. Looking at a NASA photograph in 2015, Radebaugh noticed Pluto’s earth-like features apparent in the presence of not only a glacier but also dunes. She has since co-authored a “Science” article detailing the discovery. Read more about her exploration here.

Simmons Center for Cancer Research

Year-Round SCCR fellows are paid to perform breaking cancer research with their PhD mentor full-time — without the distraction of needing a second job. (Simmons Center for Cancer Research)

Applications are now open to apply for the Simmons Center for Cancer Research Year-Round Ph.D. Fellowship. The award includes full-time compensation including tuition and housing.

Applications are open and will be accepted online until June 22, 2018 at 5 p.m. Submissions must have a mentor’s letter of support and list of publications submitted to be considered complete and ready to review. More information is available on the SCCR website.

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